Starr Ranch Announces Dissolution of Partnership With Gilbert Orchards; Jim Thomas and Sean Gilbert Comment
WENATCHEE, WA - Two family-owned businesses have unveiled a pivotal operational transition. Starr Ranch Growers and Gilbert Orchards will be parting ways in 2024 after many years of successful partnership.
“It has been an incredible journey working with Gilbert Orchards. We have strived to uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity, and I am grateful for the years of partnership,” shared Jim Thomas, Owner/President of Starr Ranch Growers. “As we move forward, I wish Gilbert Orchards well, and at the same time, I am excited to explore new avenues and opportunities for Starr Ranch Growers.”
The two companies will continue to work together to ensure an orderly transition and continued excellent quality of service and supply to customers, a press release explained.
Gilbert Orchards and Starr Ranch Growers provided high-quality fruit and exceptional sales/marketing services to their valued customers for over a decade, building strong relationships within the industry driven by their dual commitment to excellence.
“While this marks the end of an era, I am immensely proud of the legacy we have built. The decision to discontinue operations was not made lightly, but I am confident that it is the right step at this juncture,” added Sean Gilbert, Owner/President of Gilbert Orchards.
As the release went on to note, this strategic decision comes after careful consideration of several factors and a thorough evaluation of Starr Ranch’s business strategy and growth moving forward.
As it marks the end of this era, Starr Ranch Growers is looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for its formidable operation.
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